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Avg. test scores 17%
High school dipl. 2%
Bachelors degree 3%

Clifton school information

IndexCliftonNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores41%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:113:116:1
Total public schools191,60479,221
Total private schools1682324,874
Total post-secondary schools31577,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Clifton are 17% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in Clifton
  • 86.9% of people in Clifton have completed 8th grade
  • 84.8% of people in Clifton have completed high school
  • 31.3% of people in Clifton have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Clifton

      IndexCliftonNew JerseyNational
      Completed 8th grade86.9%87.5%84.3%
      Completed high school84.8%86.3%83.0%
      Completed some college56.1%60.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree37.7%43.9%38.5%
      Completed bachelors31.3%37.5%30.3%
      Completed masters10.5%14.4%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.3%4.0%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.1%1.5%1.3%

      Clifton, NJ School Districts

      • Clifton City School District
      • Garfield City School District

      There are a total of 19 public schools, 16 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Clifton. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Clifton, NJ schools is 41%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Clifton, NJ, an average of 86.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 84.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Orangeburg, NY4,19299%100%
      Essex Fells, NJ2,16492%87%
      Teterboro, NJ8690%82%
      Closter, NJ8,65083%68%
      Saddle River, NJ3,24180%62%
      Clifton, NJ85,57841%17%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Sugar Land, TX85,68189%80%
      Concord, NC85,75349%1%
      Indio, CA85,40127%45%
      Kirkland, WA85,81268%37%
      Fishers, IN85,88778%59%
      Clifton, NJ85,57841%17%
      Source: The Clifton, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.